Absorption-type Merger of Subsidiary (Skybridge Corporation)

SoftBank Group Corp.

SoftBank Group Corp. (“SBG”) announced today that its Board of Directors resolved to merge its wholly owned subsidiary Skybridge Corporation (“Skybridge”) in an absorption-type of merger (the “Merger”), effective as of March 1, 2023 as follows.

1. Purpose of the Merger

SkyBridge is an intermediate holding company that holds a portion of shares in Alibaba Group Holding Limited. SBG decided on the Merger to achieve greater efficiency in its group operations.

2. Summary of the Merger

(1) Timeline
Merger resolution by the Board of DirectorsJanuary 27, 2023
Date of the Merger agreementJanuary 27, 2023
Date of the Merger (the effective date)March 1, 2023 (planned)
  • Given the Merger is a short-form merger for SBG as provided in the Article 796-2 of the Companies Act, the Merger will be conducted without seeking approval at the General Meeting of Shareholders of SBG on the execution of the Merger agreement.

(2) Merger method

Absorption-type merger with SBG being the surviving company. Skybridge will be dissolved.

(3) Allotment of shares and other assets upon the Merger

Not applicable

(4) Treatment of stock acquisition rights and bonds with stock acquisition rights of the merged companies

Not applicable

3. Outline of the Companies Subject to the Merger

 Surviving CompanyDissolving Company
(1) Trade nameSoftBank Group Corp.Skybridge Corporation
(2) Address1-7-1, Kaigan, Minato-Ku, Tokyo1-7-1, Kaigan, Minato-Ku, Tokyo
(3) Name and title of
Masayoshi Son,
Representative Director,
Corporate Officer, Chairman & CEO
Norikazu Oba,
Representative Director
(4) Nature of businessPure holding companyHolding company
(5) Share capital
(as of March 31, 2022)
JPY 238,772 millionJPY 1 million
(6) FoundedSeptember 3, 1981October 1, 2020
(7) Shares outstanding
(as of March 31, 2022)
1,722,953,730 shares1,000,000 shares
(8) Fiscal year-endMarch 31March 31
(9) Principal shareholders and
their shareholding ratio
(as of September 30, 2022)
Masayoshi Son: 29.04%
The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust Account): 19.10%
Custody Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust Account): 7.48%
SoftBank Group Corp.: 100%
(10) Latest fiscal year financial position and results of operation (JPY million)
 Fiscal year ended
March 2022
Fiscal year ended
March 2022
Total equity (Net assets)11,707,762853,919
Total assets47,544,6703,544,645
Equity per share attributable to owners of the parent
(Shareholders’ equity per share) (JPY)
Net sales6,221,534
Operating income(553)
Ordinary income(63,198)
Net income attributable to owners of the parent
(Net income)
Basic earnings per share
(Net income per share) (JPY)
  • SBG adopts International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) and Skybridge adopts JGAAP. Where terminology of the item differs between IFRSs and JGAAP, both are presented, with JGAAP terminology is shown in brackets.

  • Amount is rounded off to the nearest unit.

4. Situation after the Merger

SBG’s trade name, address, name and title of representative, nature of business, share capital and fiscal year-end will remain unchanged after the Merger.

5. Future Outlook

As the Merger involves a merger of SBG’s wholly owned subsidiary, there will be no impact on SBG’s consolidated financial results. The impact of the Merger on SBG’s non-consolidated financial results has not been determined and will be disclosed in the future as necessary.

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